Table of Contents

Title Page

Preface to the Third Edition Revised

Fifth Edition

Preface to the Second Edition

Second Period: Ante-Nicene Christianity

Literature on the Ante-Nicene Age

General Character of Ante-Nicene Christianity

Spread of Christianity

Persecution of Christianity and Christian Martyrdom

Literary Contest of Christianity with Judaism and Heathenism

Organization and Discipline of the Church

Christian Worship

Christian Art

The Church in the Catacombs

Christian Life in Contrast with Pagan Corruption

Ascetic Tendencies


The Heresies of the Ante-Nicene Age

The Development of Catholic Theology in Conflict with Heresy

Ecclesiastical Literature of the Ante-Nicene Age, and Biographical Sketches of the Church-Fathers


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